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Ultimate Ableton Live 11, Part 4: Synthesis and Sound Design

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Course Description

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

** Top Seller **
This is the new version of my Ableton Live 10 class that is a top-selling course with thousands of 4+ reviews, and tens of thousands of students!

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Welcome to ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 11, PART 4: Synthesis and Sound Design!

In this course, we will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university music production professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don't be worried - Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, useful, and fun.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes.


In this class, we are going to learn Ableton Live 11, and every aspect of the program. We will focus on how to do everything possible in Ableton Live, and

you will finish this course as an expert in Ableton Live 11. Whether you have experience in music production already or not, this is the ultimate class to learn how to use the Ableton Live 11 software for any genre of music.

ULTIMATE ABLETON LIVE 10, PART 4 is everything you need to start making great tracks!

This is a really deep class - tons of content, tricks, and tips. Throughout the different "parts" of this class (there are six total) I'll go through literally everything I know about Ableton Live 11, and everything it took for me to become a Certified Trainer. I'll share some of my own tracks and give you some full sessions from my library to play around with and get you started.

In this part of the class, we are going to cover how to use the Live 11 software for a variety of kinds of synthesis, all leading to having unique and powerful sound design elements in your tracks. Including:

  • Sound Design Principals
  • Synthesis Types
  • Synthesis Elements
  • Live’s Analog Synthesizer
  • Using LFO
  • M4L Instruments
  • Live’s Collision Synthesizer
  • Live’s Electric Synthesizer
  • Live’s Impulse Synthesizer
  • Live’s Tension Synthesizer
  • Live’s Operator Synthesizer
  • The Samplers in Live 11
  • The Simpler
  • The Sampler
  • Instrument Racks
  • The External Instrument
  • And Much, Much, More!

I will be making 6 (six!) complete "parts" in order to bring you the most comprehensive manual on Ableton Live production techniques ever created. Each class has Sets, sessions, and experiments for you to try on your own and follow along with.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Ableton Live in a more comprehensive way than this.

The course is a roadmap to MAKING STUNNING TRACKS with Ableton Live 11.

All the tools you need to produce great tracks are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can start making better tracks today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough Ableton Live 11 course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money- back guarantee) **


Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢ "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢ "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢ "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth
⇢ "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't

have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury
⇢ "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel ⇢ "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

"Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith


This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Introduction (May 8, 2021)
Welcome to Ableton Live 11! Let’s jump in with some basics.
1 lessons
1. Introduction
Session 2: Working With Live’s Instruments (May 15, 2021)
First let's dive into Live's instruments and learn how to work with them on a general level, and then next we will focus in on each one.
4 lessons
1. Workflow: Working with Live’s Instruments
2. Quick MIDI Refresher
3. MIDI Clips
4. Fold To Scale
Session 3: Sound Design Basics (May 22, 2021)
Sound Design is the art of manipulating synthesizers to generate your own sounds. In this section we will look at the basic principals of sound design, and start crafting our very own sounds.
3 lessons
1. Sound Design Basics
2. Synthesis Types
3. Synthesis Elements
Session 4: Live's Analog Instrument (May 29, 2021)
The Analog instrument is a great place to start because it lays out all of the elements in a relatively simple way. After we master this we can go on to the more complicated instruments.
6 lessons
1. Live’s Analog Synth
2. Basic Outline
3. Programming Analog
4. ADSR Envelopes
5. LFO
6. Saving and Loading Patches
Session 5: The Ableton Live Instruments (June 5, 2021)
In this section we will look at the common principals that all the instruments have, and then dive into each instrument one-by-one.
3 lessons
1. 16-AllInstrumentsOverview
2. 17-DrumSynth-M4LDevices
3. 18-CommonPrincipals
Session 6: Collision (June 12, 2021)
First up: Collision!
2 lessons
1. Live’s Collision Synth
2. Programming Collision
Session 7: Electric (June 19, 2021)
Next, let's make some electric piano and Rhodes Organ sounds with Electric.
3 lessons
1. Live’s Electric Synth
2. Programming Electric
3. Electric Presets
Session 8: Impulse (June 26, 2021)
Next let's look at the Impulse instrument in Live 11.
1 lessons
1. Live’s Impulse Synth
Session 9: Tension (July 3, 2021)
Next let's explore more physical modeling with Tension.
2 lessons
1. Live’s Tension Synth
2. Tension Preset Deconstruction
Session 10: Operator (July 10, 2021)
Now we get to start having some real fun. Operator is one of the most versatile instruments we have in Live 11.
2 lessons
1. Live’s Operator Synth Interface
2. Operator Programming
Session 11: The Wavetable Synth (July 17, 2021)
The newest synth we have in Live 11 is the wavetable. If you are looking to make big dubstep bass synths, or any growly sound, this is for you.
4 lessons
1. What is a Wavetable Synth?
2. The Wavetable
3. The Matrix And Modulation
4. Preset Study
Session 12: The Ableton Live Samplers (July 24, 2021)
Next let's look at the samplers included in Live, and how to make dynamic sounds using samples and samplers.
7 lessons
1. The Simpler and the Sampler
2. Using Simpler (in Classic Mode)
3. Simpler in 1-Shot Mode
4. Simpler in Slice Mode
5. Using Sampler
6. Multi-Samples and Zones
7. Sampler Orchestra Library Example
Session 13: Racks (July 31, 2021)
I've hinted at the power for racks for a while now, so let's get down to business and learn how to use these to make amazing sound design patches.
7 lessons
1. Overview to Instrument Racks
2. Chains and the Chain Selector
3. Macros
4. Some Rack Presets
5. Drum Racks
6. The Choke Setting
7. Effects in Drum Racks
Session 14: The External Instrument (August 7, 2021)
Last but not least, let's take a look at this little oddity. It is surprisingly useful if you are into modular synthesis or any other kind of analog gear.
1 lessons
1. External Instrument.mp4
Session 15: Wrap Up (August 14, 2021)
That's it for now! Let me leave you with a few more things...
2 lessons
1. What Next?
2. Wrap Up
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